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THE COCONINO SUN
FRIDAY, SEPEMBER 29, 1922.
THE COCONINO SUN
ISSUED EVERY FRIDAY
F. S. BREEN, Editor and Publisher.
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WORLD'S GREATEST WONDERS HERE
It is not so much a thing to be proud of that
Flagstaff is the county seat and the center of
the second largest county in all the bigness and
broadness of great America, but it is some dis
tinction to be not only the second largest county
but to have it nationally decided that two of the
greatest wonders of the' whole world Grand
Canyon and the Painted Desert, are located with
in that county. Yet not one small part of her
wonders and scenic splendors have yet been dis
The pure mountain spring water and climate,
each in themselves undeveloped diamond mines,
with vast pine clad hills and mountains where
nature has studded the country with pictures in
inexpressable colors, ancient ruins in all shapes
and kinds, the Red Man and his native home.
The longer one stays here the more fascinated
he becomes, for there are new and interesting
things to see, for every day in the year.
"You people of Flagstaff do not realize the
value of what you have hero in the way of wa
ter and places to entertain the whole world,"
is the constantly repeated exclamation of visi
tors from every part of the world. The truth
of this never-ceasing statement is patent to a
great many, but there is great need of an organ
ized effort to make Flagstaff a central tour
ing point equally as great as Grand Canyon it
self. Flagstaff is slowly awakening to her oppor
tunities. The energy with which the city council has
taken hold of the water problem is evidence that
a system providing for three times our present
supply, will be under actual constniction next
The bond election for the purchase of the Clark
ranch as a park site will carry beyond qestion
for the people realize the city is growing rapidly
and must do something to provide a close-in pla:e
for tourists and for the entertainment of the
public generally. A few years from now will be
too late and even now there is a strong demand
for such a place.
The proposed highway through Oak Creek
Canyon is another development that will bring
the southern part of the state here, as well as
open up a scenic road second only in grandeur
to the Grand Canyon.
There is a strong possibility of a big hotel ca
tering to tourist travel on the order of the El
Tovar at Grand Canyon, being built in the near
future. Such a hotel located in close reach of
Grand Canyon, the Painted Desert and hund
reds of other places of great interest to the trav
eling public, would bring people here from all
parts of the world. If they came they would be
entertained as long as they cared to remain with
new scenes to visit.
Flagstaff is the center of a veritable wonder
land and a play ground that can not be surpassed
anywhere in the whole world.
Judge Westover, editor of the Yuma Sun, is a
most complacent, matter-of-fact sort of a fellow.
His press busted down one day last week and de
layed the paper. Speaking of it he apologized
for the delay and said: "It was very annoying
and I hope it will not happen again for a
long time." Most editors would have been real
peeved about it and said many sturdy, energeitc
words and wound up with the hope that "the
damthing never happened again." He only hoped
it wouldn't happen again for a long time, which
shows he is a good democrat, for they know
something is bound to happen to 'em, but just
hope for as long a time as possible intervening.
Balfour's suggestion that the United States
cancel the eleven billion war debt against? Eu
rope reminds one of the similar magnanimity of
an old fellow in Illinois years ago who wasn't
exactly all there, but who travelled the country
over on passes "lifting the power," whatever
that was supposed to be. A hotel keeper told
him when he asked for his bill, "well, seeing that
, it is you, I'll throw off half." Whereupon the
old fellow said, "Well, I'll be just as good as you
are. I'll throw off the other half."
Apparently the state of Ohio is going to secede
from the rest of U. S. They will vote on amend
ing their constitution permitting the use of light
wines and beer at the election in November. Evi
dently they have soured on adjacent beer and
want more percentage of joy included in their
When a person owns an auto over two years
. and a half nowadays, he is either bragging about
it or hunting around for a place to trade it in
for a new one. It goes to show what advertis
ing can do for a mechanic with a tin pan and a
couple of monkey wrenches.
A Los Angeles man recently dared his wife to
jump out of a second story window as she had
threatened; She did. She ruined herself. Prob
ably that's why so many married people over
there are advocating taller buildings.
The league of nations, The Hague and Genoa
I should look into that Greek-Turkish affair. Sup
pose Cox will say that if only America belonged
the Turks wouldn't have acted up that way.
If it is true that the republicans have nomin
ated Mrs. Guild as their candidate for congress
they should be ashamed of themselves for un-,
loading a man's job onto a woman. Colonel
Breen, of Flagstaff, refused the republican nom
lican party for congress. If she accepts the lion
would no more think of opposing Carl Hayden
for congress than he would of jumping into the
Grand Canyon with a yearling calf on his shoul
der. Douglas International.
Editor Wild Bill Start of the Prescott Courier
pulled this original joke on us out of the impure
air. So far as the editor of The Sun is con
cerned, it never reached under his impervious
hide, but using 'Wild Bill's joke to drill in other
directions is not fair. The editor of The Sun
was never asked to run for congress, and never
made any such statement as attributed to him.
Mrs. Guild may be the nominee of the repub
lican party for congress, if she accepts the hon
or .conferred by voters in the primaries it will
be well understood that it was first offered and
given to her by the republican party.
Knowing Major Kelly as we do, we are certain
he did not intentionally mean to use Wild Bill's
joke to go further than it affected our personal
old rhinoceros hide.
Mrs. Guild will make a race that may aston
ish some of the old time party-bound natives.
HOW POLITICAL WIND IS BLOWING
An old lady one of Uncle Sam's own gave
her "widow's mite" during the war to buy a Lib
erty bond. It pinched, but she was glad to do it.
Later there came several times when the. wolf
growled at the door and she almost HAD to have
her money. But she managed somehow to get
along without it.
The old lady's heart, however, went down,
down, as she saw the value of her Liberty bond
go down. In the financial depression and depre
ciation of everything, including credit, in which
we found ourselves at the close of the demo
cratic administration, even the old lady's faith
in Uncle Sam almost depreciated. She had loan
ed him her money. Imagine her thoughts when
she saw the value of her Liberty bond dwindle
lower and lower until it was worth only eighty
This was the situation when the democratic
party turned the government over to the repub
licans. But presently times began to pick up,
the wolf stopped howling about the door. Fi
nally the old lady desired to visit her son and
she sold her Liberty bond to make the journey.
How much do you suppose she got for it? One
hundred dollars and thirty cents !
Compare that with the eighty-five dollars she
would have gotten for it in democratic times.
This is just a little straw, but it shows which
way the wind blows.
BONUS BILL VETO SUSTAINED
President Harding vetoed the soldiers' bonus
bill as he advised congress in advance he would,
if the bill did not contain some provision for
raising the money. In his veto message he add
ed that the ultimate cost could not be definitely
estimated, but Jthe treasury figured that a total
of $700,000,000 for the first four years with a
final charge of four billion dollars.
He added this "involves a dangerous abuse of
public credit." The executive declared it is es
sential "to remember that more than four bil
lion dollars pledge to able service men would not
diminish a later obligation to the aged and in
digent dependent." "This obligation," he said,
"would cost more millions than I venture to sug
gest." The veto was sustained by the senate. It took
more courage on the part of the president to
veto the bill, for he, with all America, stands
for all good that can be done for the ex-service
man, but to grant them a "political" bonus with
out the funds to pay, was not his kind of politics.
THE TRUE MR. BLYTHE
Sam Blythe, a rehasher of political history,
who never in his life made a specific construc
tive suggestion, is out with an article criticizing
the republican administration and particularly
condemning bureaucracy. Evidently Mr. Blythe,
who used to sob every time Woodrow Wilson
looked sad, doesn't know that bureaucracy made
its greatest gains in American government un-,
der the recent democratic regime. We challenge
him to designate specifically which of the Wilson
bureaus or commissions he thinks ought to be
abolished. He says 90 per cent of them are not
worth 5 per cent of what they cost. Come on
now, Sam, be specific in your condemnation of
the autocrat before whose throne you used to
The Earth, a monthly magazine published at
Topeka, Kansas, presents a page cut of a cotton
wood tree located in the state capitol grounds at
Topeka and says underneath the cut: "The best
loyed tree in Kansas." Of course there's noth
ing the matter with Kansas, but from some of
the political manouevers in the past over in them
wilds, we believe The Earth has overlooked the
"plum tree" in a most shameful manner.
A native daughter of California 117 years of
age says she has smoked only 100 years, while
up in old Massahchewssetts, a man celebrated
his 100th natal day by being fined for being
drunk the 50th time. This is solemn evidence as
to how the evil habits grow upon the youth of
the land. It is evident their constitutions need
ed no amendments.
They are bound to get your goat or something
down at Tombstone. Officers recently searched
a goat ranch and got four "prisoners and five
gallons of mescal."
A Spokane woman identified her son who had
been kidnapped sixteen years before. Think how
utterly hopeless she would have been had it been
her daughter! t
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